Transforming lives in Mindanao during COVID-19

When Elizabeth and Mary Ann, both residents in Mindanao, joined Transform, back in February, they had no idea how much help it would be during this difficult year, even though the program was forced to stop halfway through because of the pandemic.   Elizabeth has a large family with thirteen children, their spouses, and eight...

The Philippines’ DepEd formalizes partnership with ICM to train parents to teach early learners 

Manila, Philippines — The Philippines’ Department of Education (DepEd) virtually signed a Memorandum of Agreement with nonprofit organization International Care Ministries (ICM) on December 4 to train and equip hundreds of thousands of families across the country with distance learning skills during the pandemic. “The role of parents in their child’s early education is very...

DOH partnership with NGO saves thousands of children from malnutrition during COVID-19 pandemic

In the midst of the hunger crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health (DOH) partnered with International Care Ministries (ICM) to quickly deliver life-saving food relief to cure malnutrition in more than 30,000 children during the COVID-19 community quarantine. Since July, the DOH dispatched thousands of boxes of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and...

DepEd partners with ICM to help parents nurture kindergarten learners

  December 10, 2020 – The Department of Education (DepEd) virtually signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the International Care Ministries (ICM) last December 4 to cement a partnership to assist parents of learners, especially in Kindergarten, on a better understanding of the modules provided by their schools. DepEd Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs, External...

HSBC partners with ICM for sustainable future growth

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, supports sustainable future growth by helping people access education and training to acquire the skills they need to succeed. Through their long-term partnership with ICM, they have helped hundreds of people graduate from the Transform program. Through the years, ICM has been able to...

Family Academy in the Time of COVID-19

Week after week, month after month, COVID-19 forced Rhodora and her family of nine to stay at home. Problems threatened to overwhelm them. Rhodora’s husband lost his job. Food was scarce. The fear of the virus was always with them. “It is only by God’s grace that we survived,” Rhodora shared, thinking back over the...

3 Filipino Artists Come Together to Give Seeds of Hope for the Ultra-poor

Three Filipino artists have teamed up to raise funds for ICM’s Seeds of Hope for the poorest of the poor in the Visayas and Mindanao. Three distinct styles of manipulating paint for one purpose, the exhibit, entitled “Point: Counterpoint” features established artist Perfecto Palero Jr. with Stella Tansengco-Schapero and Jo Uygongco.  This art fundraiser was...

Your Top 10 Moments from the 2020 Banquet

Because this year has been such a game-changer for everybody, we had to think outside of the box for our much-anticipated annual Hong Kong banquet. What resulted, in the midst of changing COVID-19 protocols, was a virtual program live-streamed to guests all over the world! Here are your top ten highlights from October 9th:  ...

ICM banquet raises HK$13.3 million for the ultra-poor in the Philippines 

ICM’s banquet proved to be “More than a Dream” as it exceeded expectations On 9 October 2020, International Care Ministries (ICM), a non-profit organization that brings transformation to the ultra-poor, held its annual fundraising banquet in Hong Kong to resounding success. The internationally streamed gala, entitled “More than a Dream” raised HK$13.3 million/ US$1.72 million/...

More than a Dream: International Care Ministries Hosts a Virtual Fundraising Banquet in the Time of COVID-19

For the first time ever, due to COVID-19 pandemic social distancing protocols, International Care Ministries (ICM) will host its much-anticipated Hong Kong fundraising banquet online and at limited-seating venues at the Aberdeen Marina Club (AMC) this year on October 9. This annual fundraising banquet, which gathers hundreds of Hong Kong’s top executives to donate to...